Denver 7, ABC: The looming issue schools will face concerning students and mental health
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Denver 7, ABC – February 20, 2023
Schools are a big part of helping kids who are struggling with mental illness.
“One of the silver linings from the terrible situation that was the pandemic was the fact that districts now had increased awareness on the mental health of our young people and districts really realized what their full potential role was in providing mental health support to students, and they had extra funding to go and make some of the innovations that they wanted to make for a long time,” said Duncan Young, CEO of Effective School Solutions, an organization that partners with districts to help them implement mental health programs.
Long-term funding for mental health programs will be an issue many district face. Some of the funding they received from the federal government is set to expire in September 2024.
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